Honours even on day three
It was honours even on the final day of this pre-season match between Somerset and Warwickshire at the Cooper Associates County Ground.
Warwickshire were set to resume on 117 for one, but Dom Sibley (58) and Will Rhodes (27) retired overnight. This meant that Matt Lamb and Dan Mousley took to the crease this morning.
Jack Brooks opened the bowling and made an immediate breakthrough when he bowled Lamb, who shouldered arms, for 0. This brought Michael Burgess to the middle, and he played an attacking innings which saw him reach 50 from just 25 balls. The Warwickshire batter continued his aggressive approach and eventually retired out on 86 from 49 balls. His innings included nine fours and seven sixes. At this point the score was 225 for five.
Josh Davey was brought into the attack, and he accounted for Chris Benjamin before Lewis Goldsworthy dismissed Mousley (41) and Oliver Hannon-Dalby (5) at which point Warwickshire declared on 277 for eight and lunch was taken with Somerset requiring 269 for victory.
After the interval, Steve Davies and Tom Lammonby opened the batting for Somerset and took the score to 45 before Lammonby was caught by Will Rhodes off the bowling of Ryan Sidebottom for 25. This brought George Bartlett to the crease, and the score had advanced to 77 when Davies was caught at slip for 27. Bartlett was then bowled by Jake Lintott for 24 to leave Somerset on 81 for three. Tom Banton fell for five and at tea Somerset were 97 for four. It was at this moment that the players shook hands and called an end to the game.
At the close play we spoke with Somerset Captain, Tom Abell:
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